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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Druids are priests dedicated to nature and balance and any disciplined druid is a true neutral character. They can use priest spells, but they all are related to nature and thereby their spell choices are different from clerics and have a fewer amount of spells available to them. Unlike mages and bards, who scribe scrolls to learn new spells, clerics and druids automatically know all spells of any spell levels they have unlocked. Druids must select the spells they want to memorize for the upcoming day and then rest before they can cast them.

The weaponry and armor druids are allowed to use due to their ethos is limited to equipment that is primitive, related to their rituals or made from material found on the surface. They can use daggers, staves, slings, spears, clubs, the scimitar group and darts as weapons. For protection, they can wear any non-metallic armor and all headgear. They can use bucklers and small shield if their other hand is available.

Only humans and half-elves can become druids. Their prime ability scores of the druid are Wisdom and Charisma, they can only dual-class with fighters.

Ability scores table[edit | edit source]

During character creation, rolls below the minimum value for the class will be increased to that value. This table uses the values for Humans, other Races have modified ability scores.

Character Ability Score Minimum Score
Strength^^ 3
Dexterity 3
Constitution^^ 3
Intelligence 3
Wisdom* 12
Charisma* 15

* Prime Requisites for Dual-classing.
^^ The Avenger class kit has a -2 penalty to maximum Strength and Constitution. A Human Avenger can start with at most 16 in these ability scores. Minimum ability scores are not affected.

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Shapeshifting[edit | edit source]

Main article: Shapeshift

At level 7, the druid gains the ability to shapeshift into a black bear, brown bear, and wolf once each per day.

Poison Immunity[edit | edit source]

At level 15, druids become immune to poison.

Elemental Resistance[edit | edit source]

At level 18, druids gain a 10% resistance to fire, cold, electricity, and acid. This is increased to 20% at level 21 and 30% at level 24

Druid spells[edit | edit source]

Shamans learn druid spells on level up, rangers may also access to them up to spell level 3, cells in light green are druid specific spells, which are not usable by clerics or paladins.

Spell level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Armor of Faith Barkskin Call Lightning Animal Summoning I Animal Summoning II Animal Summoning III Confusion
Bless Charm Person or Mammal Cure Disease Call Woodland Beings Cause Critical Wounds Conjure Animals Conjure Earth Elemental
Cure Light Wounds Find Traps Cure Medium Wounds Cause Serious Wounds Chaotic Commands Conjure Fire Elemental Creeping Doom
Detect Evil Flame Blade Dispel Magic Cloak of Fear Cure Critical Wounds Dolorous Decay Earthquake
Doom Goodberry Hold Animal Cure Serious Wounds Insect Plague Fire Seeds Fire Storm
Entangle Know Alignment Invisibility Purge Death Ward Iron Skins Harm Nature's Beauty
Shillelagh Resist Fire and Cold Miscast Magic Defensive Harmony Magic Resistance Heal Regeneration
Slow Poison Protection From Fire Farsight Mass Cure Physical Mirror Shield of the Archons
Rigid Thinking

Negative Plane Protec​tion

Pixie Dust Wondrous Recall
Strength of One Neutralize Poison True Seeing
Summon Insects Poison
Zone of Sweet Air Protection From Lightning
 7 8 12 12 10 9 8 (66 Total)

Class kits[edit | edit source]

Druid[edit | edit source]

The Druids serve the cause of nature and neutrality, the wilderness is their community, and they use their special powers to protect it and to preserve balance in the world.

Class features:

  • May only wear non-metallic armor. (May wear any leather, studded leather or hide armors. May wear heavier armors as long as they are non-metallic, such as Ankheg Plate Mail.)
  • May only equip bucklers and non-metallic shields
  • May only use the following weapons: scimitar, dagger, club, spear, quarterstaff, dart, sling
  • May only become Proficient (one slot) in any weapon class
  • May only become Proficient (one slot) in any fighting style
  • May cast druidic spells
  • 7th level: May Shapeshift into a wolf, black bear, or brown bear once per day
  • 15th level: Becomes immune to poison
  • 18th level: Gains 10% resistance to cold, fire, electricity, and acid, gains a further 10% resistance at levels 21 and 24
  • Alignment restricted to true neutral
  • Hit Die: d8
  • Prime Requisites For Dual-Classing: Wisdom, Charisma

Gameplay

  • It only takes druids 300,000 exp to reach level 12, by then they already have two 6th level spells at their disposal, but from there onward to level 15 (archdruid) is a long road, but when they finally get there, they immediately unlock up to six 6th & 7th level spells slots, become immune to poison and start to gain HLA points. Their high level scaling isn’t good though, same as fighters, which is why a multi-class Fighter / Druid like Jaheira is able to make better use of the scattered XP of the two classes
  • If you are playing a saga run as a single class druid, you’ll find your character, no matter the kit, trend to gradually move from the semi front line to the back line, which is more suitable for the druid, as a summoner, disabler, and a spell casting supporter
  • Companion Faldorn is a druid

Totemic Druid[edit | edit source]

The Totemic Druids closely identify with a particular animal, an animal that they feel represents their individual spirits. This grants the Totemic Druids a special connection to the animal kingdom, and they're able to call upon their spirits to aid them.

Advantages:

  • May use the Summon Spirit Animal ability once per day. Gains one use at level 1 and an additional use every 5 levels thereafter. The Totemic Druids summon a special spirit animal (spirit bear, spirit wolf, spirit lion, or spirit snake) to aid them for 6 turns. The spirit animal has 1 HD at level 1, 3 HD at level 3, 5 HD at level 5, 7 HD at level 7, and 10 HD at level 10.

Disadvantage:

  • Cannot use shapeshift

Gameplay

  • The 10 HD spirit animals have many innate immunities, and are defensively stronger, better tankers than 16 HD Fire Elementals from Conjure Fire Elemental spell, potentially freeing more level 6 spell slots.
  • The Totemic Druid must be selected at time of Summon Spirit Animal casting completion so that the specific spirit animal may be chosen.

Shapeshifter[edit | edit source]

The Shapeshifters are not called Shapeshifter because they have access to a great variety of forms, but rather because of their complete dedication to a single alternate form. Shapeshifters have willingly allowed themselves to become infected with lycanthropy, but due to intense study and training they have the ability to control their afflictions. The creatures they become are that of werewolves, the most famous of the lycanthrope shape changers.

Advantages

  • May shapeshift into the form of a werewolf once per day. Gains one use at level 1 and an additional use every 2 levels thereafter
  • 13th level: May shapeshift into a Greater Werewolf once per day

Disadvantages:

  • Cannot wear any body armor, although spells such as Barkskin and Iron Skins may still be used
  • No other shapeshifting abilities due to the effort required in maintaining balance in primary forms

Gameplay

  • Companion Cernd is a shapeshifter.

Avenger[edit | edit source]

A member of a special sect within the druidic order, a Druid of this type is dedicated to fighting those who would defile nature. Avengers have powers the average Druid does not - additional abilities that have been earned through extensive rituals, a process that is very physically draining.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • May only wear leather armor.
  • It receives a -2 penalty to Strength and Constitution (max 16 at character creation).

Gameplay

  • Avenger has the strongest potential as a spellcasting druid. Avenger is better approached as a mage with leather armor but far greater spell slots, and faster early game level progression. Because of fast level progression, Avenger's Chromatic Orb is usually stronger than mages
  • Since druids do not gain more hitpoints from constitution score greater than 16, and strength girdles replace your strength attribute, Avenger's disadvantages are less than it seems.

High-level class abilities[edit | edit source]

Druids receive quest level priest spells which are added to the level 7 spellbook. The spells can only be selected once. To druids, HLAs become available once they reach lvl 15.

Spell progression[edit | edit source]

Druids gain additional spell slots for their wisdom

Druid

level

Spell level Total # of

spellslots

1 2 3 4 5 6^ 7^^
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 2 1 3
4 3 2 5
5 3 3 1 7
6 3 3 2 8
7 3 3 2 1 9
8 3 3 3 2 11
9 4 4 3 2 1 14
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4 4 3 3 2 16
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5 4 4 3 2 1 19
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6 5 5 3 2 2 23
13 6 6 6 4 2 2 26
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6 6 6 5 3 2 1 29
15 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42
16 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 45
17 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 46
18 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 50
19 9 9 8 8 6 6 6 52
20 9 9 9 8 7 6 6 54
21-22 9 9 9 9 8 6 6 56
23-24 9 9 9 9 9 7 6 58
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9 9 9 9 9 7 7 59

^ Usable by druids whose wisdom is 17 or higher.
^^ Usable by druids whose wisdom is 18 or higher.
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and EE: any druid whose wisdom is lower than 16 may learn lvl 6 and lvl 7 spells, including quest level priest spells

Table for experience, hit points and weapon proficiency[edit | edit source]

Level Level cap Required XP Hit Dice Weapon Proficiency THAC0 Saving throws
D/W/P/B/S
Passive effects # of HLAs
1 0 1d8 +2 20 10/14/13/16/15
2 2,000 2d8 20 10/14/13/16/15
3 4,000 3d8 20 10/14/13/16/15
4 7,500 4d8 +1 18 9/13/12/15/14
5 12,500 5d8 18 9/13/12/15/14
6 20,000 6d8 18 9/13/12/15/14
7 35,000 7d8 16 7/11/10/13/12
8 60,000 8d8 +1 16 7/11/10/13/12
9 90,000 9d8 16 7/11/10/13/12
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125,000 9d8+2 14 6/10/9/12/11
11 The Black Pits LOGOTBP00001 Icon SoD.pngThe Black Pits (2012)
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200,000 9d8+4 14 6/10/9/12/11
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300,000 9d8+6 +1 14 6/10/9/12/11
13 750,000 9d8+8 12 5/9/8/11/10
14 Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoA.pngBaldur's Gate II:
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1,500,000 9d8+10 12 5/9/8/11/10
15 3,000,000 9d8+12 12 5/9/8/11/10 Immunity to poison
100% resist to poison dmg
1
16 3,150,000 9d8+14 +1 10 4/8/7/10/9 2
17 3,300,000 9d8+16 10 4/8/7/10/9 3
18 3,450,000 9d8+18 10 4/8/7/10/9 10% resistance to fire, cold, electricity 4
19 3,600,000 9d8+20 8 2/6/5/8/7 5
20 3,750,000 9d8+22 +1 8 2/6/5/8/7 6
21 3,900,000 9d8+24 8 2/6/5/8/7 20% resistance to fire, cold, electricity 7
22 4,150,000 9d8+26 6 2/6/5/8/7 8
23 4,400,000 9d8+28 6 2/6/5/8/7 9
24 4,700,000 9d8+30 +1 6 2/6/5/8/7 30% resistance to fire, cold, electricity 10
25 5,000,000 9d8+32 6 2/6/5/8/7 11
26 5,500,000 9d8+34 6 2/6/5/8/7 12
27 6,000,000 9d8+36 6 2/6/5/8/7 13
28 6,500,000 9d8+38 +1 6 2/6/5/8/7 14
29 7,000,000 9d8+40 6 2/6/5/8/7 15
30 7,500,000 9d8+42 6 2/6/5/8/7 16
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8,000,000 9d8+44 6 2/6/5/8/7 17
Total 9 17

Stronghold[edit | edit source]

Druid protagonists are able to heed the spirit's call in the Druid Grove once they complete Animal trouble in Trademeet side quest.

Class exclusive items[edit | edit source]

Class group exclusive items[edit | edit source]

Gameplay (community)[edit | edit source]

There is a known bug, that could be called "Running out of Ammo". The Druid can cast Iron Skins to improve their defenses (even in the case of the Shapeshifter), cast Energy Blades which changes the Attacks Per Round to 9. When the 20 energy blades are cast the caster keeps the improved speed for a while due to the bug, so a Druid who usually has 1 APR now has 9 APR. If the Druid wears the Girdle of Fire Giant Strength + Ixil´s Spike +6 or the Staff of the Ram +6, (even Cernd) could become very dangerous. 

In the case of Cernd, a combination of the Bracers of Defense AC 3 the Aura of Flaming Death, give him an acceptable armor class; with Iron Skins, the Druid (even with terrible stats) can survive pretty well in higher level play. If you want to play the Druid like a Fighter, then his first task before that is to summon Elemental Princes, Devas and cast Insect Plague.

The Druid (in some ways similar to the Bard) allows the player to experiment with different playstyles.

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